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Aaron Watson - NACC Care Chef of the Year 2021 | Care Home Professional Magazine

Eleven chefs make it to NACC Care Chef final

Eleven care chefs have made it through to the finals of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Care Chef of the Year 2022.

The aspiring chefs are:

  • Justina Bajorinaite – Vegetarian for Life
  • Nigel Cooke – Eastcote Park, Cinnamon Care Collection
  • Brian Gollan – Ivybank House Care Home
  • William Marsh – Brandon Care Ltd
  • Vasilios Mavriano – Castle Hill House
  • Alex Millichamp – Chandler Court
  • Michael Oatridge – Signature Senior Lifestyle
  • Brian Preston – Lister House, Ripon
  • Chris Pickard – Four Seasons Health Care
  • Jade Smith – Camberley Manor, TLC Group
  • Graham Watson – Lauder Lodge Care Home

The final of the competition takes place on Wednesday 5 October 2022 at West Nottingham College. Entrants will create a two-course menu (main and dessert) for a care setting.  The combined food cost for both courses should be no more than £3.00 per head based on three portions. In addition, it must be nutritionally balanced and feature a product from Unilever Food Solutions’ sector-relevant catering range.

The NACC Care Chef of the Year competition is supported by main sponsor Unilever Food Solutions and event sponsor The Worshipful Company of Cooks. Last year’s winner was Aaron Watson (pictured) of Primrose Bank Care Home, Poulton-le-Fylde.

Regional heats took place during June and July. Competitors were challenged to show nutritional understanding, culinary flair through flavours, menu balance, execution, presentation, and hygiene best practice.


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